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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information she has on the amount spent by each football league club in England on policing of football grounds in each of the last five years for which figures are available, and what information she has on the average amount spent by each club per game for policing in each of those years. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many football supporters were arrested or detained by police at the ground of each (a) Premier League, (b) Championship and (c) Nationwide league club in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Coaker: The Home Office gathers and publishes annually comprehensive statistics on football-related arrests and football banning orders. Tables detail the number of arrests by club supported, by competition and by the type of offence. Full details for the last three football seasons can be found on the Home Office website at the following page:
Mr. McNulty: The Police Service has established policy and standards which enable integration, notably the Management of Police Information, a statutory code of practice introduced in 2005 to ensure that all police operational information is managed in a consistent way. The Association of Chief Police Officers Information Systems Strategy for the Police Service, which was adopted in 2006, sets out the standards used to specify, acquire and operate nationally-compatible Police information systems.
Police Information Technology (IT) systems are integrated with Criminal Justice partners; the Criminal Justice System Exchange provides IT services to enable common case information to be shared. Additionally, common solutions integrate the data from police forces to provide national information resources. Last year saw the completion of the National Firearms Licensing Management System and ViSOR, a United Kingdom-wide system used to store and share information and intelligence on those individuals who have been identified as posing a risk of serious harm to the public.
The IMPACT Nominal Index, operational since 2005, allows police officers to establish whether any forces in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland hold information about a person of interest. The next phase of IMPACT, the Police National Database, is now in procurement and will provide a single access point for searching across all of the forces' main operational information systems.
Police forces are implementing information systems where master filing eliminates data redundancy in incident recording, investigations, case preparation and intelligence:
each item of data, such as a suspect's name, is recorded in the system only once. Collaborations on regional crime, such as East Midlands Special Operations Unit, are using the secure Police National Network (PNN3), to which all forces connect, to give officers access to intelligence sources in each of the participating forces.
In his Review of Policing, Sir Ronnie Flanagan identifies further areas for the development of common approaches to operational processes and procurement which will set new challenges for the management of information systems across the Police Service. At the time of publication of the Review, my right hon. Friend, the Home Secretary, commissioned the National Policing Improvement Agency to carry out a review of police IT and report to the National Policing Board (NPB) on 6 May. The report will form the basis for our future strategy for the more effective delivery of policing, supported by excellent IT systems.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civilian staff have been employed in England and Wales, broken down by police force area in each year since 1997; and how many of these civilians have been employed in a post formerly occupied by a uniformed officer. 
Mr. McNulty: Figures for number of police staff (formerly known as civilians) as at 31 March by police force area have been published each year since 1998 in the Home Office Statistical Bulletins Police Service Strength, England and Wales. They are accessible online at:
|Table A: Actual data, 1997, number of police staff in England and Wales by police force area, 1997 to 2007|
|Police staff (FTE)( 1)|
|(1) Number of full-time equivalent staff, rounded to the nearest whole number.|
|Table B: References to published data sources, 1998 to 2007|
|Edition of Home Office Statistical Bulletin, Police Service Strength England and Wales||Table number||Page number( 1)|
|(1) This is the page number of bulletin, which may differ slightly from the download file page number.|
Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether police will be taken away from their normal duties to police the procession of the Olympic Torch through London on 6 April; 
Mr. McNulty: The role of the police in policing processions and demonstrations is to preserve the peace, to uphold the law, facilitate lawful protest and to prevent the commission of offences. Police tactics and decisions to achieve these objectives are a matter for the independent operational judgement of chief officers of police.
The Metropolitan Police Service had an appropriate operational plan in place to police the Olympic torch relay. The Metropolitan Police anticipated that some officers would be abstracted from their core roles. The costs of the operation will not be finalised until after the event. These costs will be reported to the Metropolitan Police Authority in line with any other large-scale policing operation.
Mr. McNulty: Police officers are funded by a combination of Government grant and council tax. We do not collect data on how many police officer posts are funded by parish councils or any other local authority.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost of employing a fully-trained (a) police constable and (b) police community support officer was in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mr. McNulty: It has been estimated that the average pay and pay related cost of employing a full time police officer (of rank sergeant or below) in 2006-07 was approximately £45,830, and the average pay and pay related cost of employing a full time police community support officer in 2006-07 was approximately £26,426.
Mr. Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Departments policy is on (a) members of the public and (b) press photographers taking photographs of police officers in public places. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many roadside checks of (a) speed, (b) use of seat belts and child restraints, (c) vehicle safety and roadworthiness and (d) influence of alcohol or drugs were carried out by each police force during each of the last 12 months. 
The information requested on roadside checks is not collected centrally. The conducting of
roadside checks to deal with traffic offences is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police.
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